Indeed, it’s been a phenomenal year for all the poker lovers with the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) lofted 4 times with fabulous winnings. Not just we saw the rise in new young poker players in India, but we also dug up some of the most improved players with each season. It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 but not before we look back at the year dedicated to the PokerBaazi Premier League.
PPL 2 (16th- 20th March) - The second edition provided amazing treaties in terms of notable guarantees and prizes. There were 20 different tournaments with a GTD prize of 20 Lacs. The first day saw 365 entries and the prize pool went up to Rs 325000. The second day had 329 entries and created a prize pool of Rs 372500. ‘Boronyx’ took the top spot for the prize of Rs 111750. The tournament witnessed 328 entries on its third day and the player with the username ‘Jerome’ seized the lead with the prize amount of Rs 150000. The last day created a sumptuous prize pool of Rs 1360000 and ‘Perkio07’ took the top position by winning Rs 374000.
PPL 3 (8th - 13th June) - The beginning of the third day was phenomenal with 375 entries and created a prize pool of Rs 154800. The second day saw 328 entries and the prize pool went up to sumptuous Rs 336000. ‘Jungliaunty’ took the top spot by winning an amount of Rs 58,000. The third day witnessed 348 entries with a total prize pool of Rs 525000. The prize pool went up to 690000 on the fourth day. The player with the username ‘Ukissmyace’ outranked everyone and won Rs 189750. The main event of PPL 3 reached a prize pool of Rs 21.9 Lacs on the last day. ‘KillBill’ emerged as the PPL Leaderboard topper and won 1 Lac real cash chips.
PPL 4 (21st - 25th Sep) - PPL 4 bestowed the biggest podium for players yearning for ultimate online poker experience with 22 super exciting events and GTD prize of 6.5 Million. The first day saw 531 entries and the main event for 7 Lac GTD created a prize pool of Rs 955000. The player with the username ‘zimmyyash’ seized the lead by winning Rs 200550. The second day witnessed 484 entries and the main table for 5 Lac created a prize pool of Rs 780000. ‘PlayEasy565’ chugged all the way to the first position by winning Rs 157950. The season just got better on the third day with 459 entries and the main event for 1 Million HighRoller. The total prize pool created was Rs 2500000 and the player with the username ‘Jungleman’ took the first spot by winning Rs 600000. The fourth day entailed six events and 553 entries. PPL 4 concluded with 672 entries and the main event for 2 Million [SuperDeep] No Limit Texas Hold’em creating a prize pool of Rs 2310000. The player with the username ‘wolkgiest’ took the top spot by winning Rs 462000.
PPL 5 (14th -18th Dec) - PPL 5 was bigger and better than earlier editions with 22 super exciting events and a GTD prize of 8 Million. The main two highlights of the season were 25 Lac GTD Main event and a 15 Lac GTD 20K HighRoller Event. The season indeed reached the next level with a total of 3019 entries and the prize pool reaching Rs 1.1 Crore. 98 entries along with 19 re-entries took the prize to a whopping 23.4 LAC! Rajat Sharma ‘LungFakeer’ took away the HighRoller crown along with a huge amount of Rs 5,61,600. The final day had a line up of 6 tournaments. FreezeOut, Rebuy, a hangover Turbo event & the highlight of this season, 25 LAC GTD Main Event. The competition just got spectacular when the total prize pool coasted to whopping 2950000 for the main event of PPL V 2.5 Million, making it the biggest online tournament in India. PokerBaazi Team Pro Paawan Bansal became the Baazigar of the Series. The winners of PokerBaazi Premier League Season V Fantasy League were- Paawan Bansal - AceKissers, Rohit Begwani- BubbluDubblu, and Avinash Kumar- Gunner Daddy's.
So, that was the year that was and undeniably like no other.